Jesus was with His disciples in Caesarea Philippi when He asked them a question, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” (Matthew 16:13) The disciples dished out several names that people thought Jesus was – John the Baptist, Elijah, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.
Then Jesus looked at each of them and asked a poignant, forthright and candid question, “But what about you? Who do you say I am?”
We can breeze through reading this question Jesus asked but if we look into it deeper, we realize that how we see Him directly affects how we live our lives before Him.
If He is merely a good teacher, we will appreciate the lessons, maybe even post it on our socials and get a few likes.
If He is just a good example, then we will always applaud His modeling but always feel we can never live up to it.
But if He is Lord, Messiah and King, then we know that salvation alone comes from Him and that the rest of our lives will be lived in subservience to His will.
Who is He to you? Because how you answer this question will spell the difference on how you will live your life the rest of your days.